1. Set 6000 years the future, Robbie charts the existential reflections of an aging robot drifting alone through space on the last of his battery life.

    About the film:
    I am Neil Harvey, a director and editor from Sydney, Australia. This video is a short film I created as an anniversary present for my girlfriend a few months ago.

    The film-making process involved downloading about 10 hours of footage from the NASA archives and compiling a list of shots which resonated with me at some level. I did this over about 2 or 3 months when I had the spare time. From there, I put these selected shots on an editing timeline and watched them back until characters and narratives began developing in my mind. That is when i met Robbie.

    A lot of people have read 'Robbie' as a rather sad story. My personal reading is that I find it to be a bit more uplifting, perhaps even celebratory. While it was not my intention to have "a message", I was certainly interested in the way we confront death and the issue of not ever waking up again. I also felt that by transposing such themes onto an AI character, it would provide a much more compelling vehicle through which to explore these ideas than if we were watching a human protagonist. I'm not sure about anyone else, but I definitely find value in my life by occasionally thinking about how lucky I am that I was actually born at all. I guess this is why I find the film to be more cathartic than depressing.

    My biggest thank you to all the talented film-makers and animators at NASA. Also, thank you to Jason Sondhi and the rest of the Vimeo team for their continued support of independent film-makers across the world.

    More information about 'Robbie' can be found at:
    http://www.pausefest.com.au/neil-harvey-aus
    http://www.wired.com/underwire/2012/09/nasa-footage-robbie-short-film

    For filmmaker inquiries, please contact:

    Scott Glassgold
    scottglassgold@iamsports-ent.com
    IAM Entertainment
    184 N. Canon Drive
    Second Floor
    Beverly Hills, CA 90210
    310.777.7500

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    Written & Directed by: Stephan Zlotescu / stephanzlotescu@gmail.com
    Director of Photography: H1 / INFO@H1FILMS.COM
    Original Music: J-Punch - itunes.apple.com/us/album/true-skin-soundtrack-ep/id591191251
    Producer: H1
    Manager: Scott Glassgold / Scott@groundcontrol-la.com

    News and updates @ facebook.com/H1FILMS/

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